If you’re planning on traveling, you might not consider that you need to do more than pack your essentials. Travel medicine is an important part of your trip planning. It includes making sure you’re healthy enough to travel, but it also involves providing pre-travel counseling and getting vaccinations that may be needed depending on where you go.
Only a small amount of people seek pretravel medicine care. However, research shows that it is necessary to be seen by a medical professional before you leave the country to reduce the risk of these diseases. Not all travel medicine practitioners are equal. You might not get the care you need if you visit an inexperienced practice.
We specialize in treating diseases and conditions that you may acquire while traveling outside of the country or simply to other parts of the region. Along with providing medical care such as vacations, preventive medications, and other general precautions, our experienced staff is there to keep you educated while you travel.
Here is a list of pretravel care you will receive when you visit our office:
- Tips on preventive care from an experienced medical doctor who has traveled the world
- Immunizations against the following conditions: rabies, yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, meningococcal meningitis, typhoid, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and more.
- Preventative medication that can help fight the following: tuberculosis, malaria and diarrhea.
- Precautions on bug bites, personal hygiene, water safety, and food safety
- General care for those who are traveling with an illness or chronic diseases, such as diabetes or kidney disease
- General care upon returning from international travels to access any symptoms present before they turn into a more serious condition
- Travel advice on coming in contact with animals and walking barefoot in certain areas
- Treatment for jet lag, altitude sickness, motion sickness, insomnia, and other travel-related conditions
- Treatment for extreme weather conditions, such as frostbite and heat exhaustion
- Guidance on culture behaviors, social etiquette, sexually transmitted diseases, and more